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March 28th, 2013, 10:39 PM
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...is there anything you would have done differently in your life?

I would have turned my cell phone on the day my Dad died so that I could have been there when he passed.

I think I would have tried to enjoy more of the time when DH and I were first married and without kids, rather than always pining away for the future.

I would have taken more pictures of my parents together.
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March 29th, 2013, 12:25 AM
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Oh gee...... well, part of me thinks I would have left that day at the church when I was marrying my ex. My maid of honor was telling me "The car is right out front. Grab Megan and we can leave. You don't have to do this." I felt so guilty about the money spent on the wedding that I went through with it. But on the other hand I wouldn't have Summer Samantha or Ryan.
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March 29th, 2013, 12:55 AM
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I would have gone to prom with my ex as friends. Didn't think I could handle it at the time.
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March 29th, 2013, 05:21 AM
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I would have had a memorial service for my dad when he died 8 years ago. I was 21, hadn't seen him in years, and all of the responsibility fell on me. When he died I was the one that had to make the decision to take him off life support. I was too overwhelmed at the time and just sort of let the memorial service go and never planned anything. I think I have a lot of guilt about that.

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Oh gee...... well, part of me thinks I would have left that day at the church when I was marrying my ex. My maid of honor was telling me "The car is right out front. Grab Megan and we can leave. You don't have to do this." I felt so guilty about the money spent on the wedding that I went through with it. But on the other hand I wouldn't have Summer Samantha or Ryan.
My mom had a very hard marriage with my dad that ended when I was 4. She told me a few years ago that she questioned her decision to marry him for years, but finally realized that the reason was to have me. I'm sure the same is true for you...the reason you didn't walk away was for your future kids.
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March 29th, 2013, 08:00 AM
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I wouldn't have stayed with my ex so long out of fear of being alone because I ultimately ended up with a man a million times better.

I have made a different choice about living arrangement when said ex and I split up since it would have saved a lot of financial hardship that DH and I are still recovering from.
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March 29th, 2013, 09:16 AM
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I agree Emily. I am glad you put it into words like that. My midget minions are my life and it was worth the he** to get them here.
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March 30th, 2013, 03:22 AM
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I would have made my father take better care of his health. He is dead now but he had a fall sometime that he hid from us all for the longest time and when we knew he refused to go to the doctor for it. I think that fall was the beginning of the end for him.

At times, I also wish maybe I would have had my kids a bit earlier. DH and I decided to wait for 3 years which became 4 years (because I lost a pregnancy) after marriage before having kids. I enjoyed our time together but also don't know if that 4 years made us any more prepared than we are.
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